Tuesday, December 1, 2009

How to make a Christmas wreath

Today I was little tired of working on the baby shower, and wanted to do something different, so I decided to make Christmas wreaths for my front porch. I remember when I first started in DIY projects and crafts, and I had no idea of how to do anything, but I knew I wanted to learn. With that in mind, I decided to make this post a tutorial so that even those who have no clue where to begin can make the most beautiful wreath right along with me!

Ok, so fist I dug out some plain wreaths I got after Christmas last year at Michaels for $1.00. They are only about $3.00 regular price for one of this size, so don't fret if you have to go buy one. (Make sure you take your tag off, as I forgot to in this pic.)

Then you want to pull the branches out to make it look fuller....just like you would on an artificial Christmas tree.

Then I pulled out a bunch of holiday florals I had left over from a previous Christmas party, but you can use whatever type and colors you like.

Next you will need some floral wire which you can find in any craft store for about $3.00 (One package of floral wire goes a LONG way, so for the average project, one should be plenty!)

Use wire cutters or sharp scissors and cut off at least 12in of floral wire and secure your desired flower to your wreath.

Continue to do this until you achieve your desired look. You can add berries, bows, bulbs, or whatever floats your boat. Here's my finished product...I finished two before Sesame Street was even over! For those of you with no small children, that's about an hour:-)

Now to hang it, you can tie a pretty ribbon around the top and then attach it to a hook or a nail, or you can just use my favorite, the "Wreath Hanger". They cost about $2.00 and can be found in the floral section of any craft store.

I hope this helped you to get started making your prefect holiday wreath. If you would like to send pics of your finished project, please email them to StaceyHill@StaceysCreations.com. Here's to the beginning of a wonderful holiday season!




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